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Student Magazine First for Girls’ School

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 4:38 pm | Rangi Ruru Girls' School

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School will next Monday, launch its first magazine written, edited and designed solely by its students. More >>

Profits brewing for local youth development organization

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 4:02 pm | Youthline

The boys from Funk Estate have been busy mixing the cauldron to raise money for Youthline. Smooth Hoperator, a specialty brewed India Pale Ale, has been created as a fundraiser with all profits benefiting youth development organization, Youthline. ... More >>

Super six shootout for shear sports guns in Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:35 pm | Shearing Sports New Zealand

Six shearers and six woolhandlers have been named for the Top Six Shootouts to select the Shearing Sports New Zealand team for the 2017 World Championships. More >>

FAST5 Ferns depart for Melbourne

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:35 pm | Silver Ferns

New Zealand’s FAST5 Ferns have departed for Melbourne with high expectations of an exciting, action-packed weekend at the Fast5 Netball World Series, October 29-30. Played in Australia for the first time, the Fast5 competition sees the world’s ... More >>

Catch Hold of a Fairy Tale This November

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:17 pm | Bintang Models

Blown away by the response to an NZ Herald article about achieving his lifelong goal of modelling at New York Fashion Week, model, agency owner and super-creative Patric Seng is keeping his dreams going – and everyone else's! More >>

KTM's Birch No Stranger to Hard Enduro Events

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 3:10 pm | Bikesport NZ

When the going gets tough, KTM's Chris Birch gets going. The multi-time former national enduro champion from Glen Eden showed the sort of style that earned him international glory when he won the Romaniacs Hard Enduro in 2010 by dominating the Kiwi equivalent ... More >>

Progression at Cardrona’s Annual Spring Camp

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:59 pm | Cardrona Alpine Resort

This October’s annual Cardrona Spring Camp has been yet another major progression session for young and veteran athletes alike. 150 elite, international athletes and their coaches trained up at Cardrona Alpine Resort for the past fortnight in a private ... More >>

Christchurch United Academy recruits top Dutch coach

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:47 pm | Christchurch United

The Christchurch United Football Club, which recently merged with the Christchurch Football Academy, has scored a major coup by recruiting experienced international coach Pieter in ‘t Groen. In ‘t Groen has a UEFA A coaching licence and a distinguished ... More >>

Jacko Gill to compete in first Highland Games at Hororata

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:45 pm | Hororata Highland Games

Last year the Hororata Highland Games was labeled the ‘largest Highland Games in the Southern Hemisphere’. The 2016 event will be no exception with a top line up of competitors set to challenge for championships across numerous events, including ... More >>

Pop-Up Globe is back!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:34 pm | Pop Up Globe

After a twice-extended debut season that sold over 100,000 tickets including 20,000 to school students, POP-UP GLOBE today announces it will return in 2017. More >>

AA Traveller intensifies focus on domestic travel

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1:14 pm | Automobile Association

More information, more experiences, more choices and easier ways to book New Zealand accommodation and activities will soon be unveiled to travellers. More >>

Equestrian - Beatson Bags Quinella at Wairarapa

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 1:00 pm | NZ Equestrian

Long time campaigner Maurice Beatson bagged a quinella today in the Country TV Premier League at the Dunstan Horsefeeds Wairarapa Showjumping and Show Hunter Championships in Masterton. More >>

Young Riders Ring the Warning Bells

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 12:57 pm | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 24, 2016: The big annual MX Fest at Taupo over Labour Weekend featured a number of sensational performances from young men who showed they are all ready to step up the grades. More >>

MatchPoint appointed Official Hospitality Partner

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 12:54 pm | Rugby League World Cup

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) has announced the establishment of “RLWC2017 Hospitality” for the tournament which will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, plus three pool matches in Papua New Guinea, from 27 October to 2 December 2017. More >>

NZ Barok's Galant Delights concert series

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 12:42 pm | NZ Barok

The elegance and charm of the great courts of 18thcentury Europe are brought to life by international violinist Rachael Beesley, who joins NZ Barok in a concert series celebrating little-known musical gems from the galant age of music. More >>

Desiree to Participate in Charity Fashion Show

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 12:23 pm | Desiree

On Saturday the 29th of October 2016 nearly 300 people will be in attendance at the two fashion shows at the Khandallah Town Hall to help raise funds for the Life Flight Charity. More >>

Mockers reunion on sale today

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 11:38 am | Fanbridge

Kiwi legends The Mockers reform their classic line-up for their first NZ tour in (gasp) 30 years! They play nine shows from January 19-29. More >>

WorkSafe to visit trampoline parks

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 10:09 am | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe assessment inspectors will start visiting trampoline parks across New Zealand from today to ensure these businesses are meeting their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act. More >>

Big Boys Toys Has it All

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:49 am | Big Boys Toys

Hear that noise? It’s the sound of the 2016 Big Boys Toys, lineup of great and crazy cars, warming up for next weekend’s event; ASB Showgrounds, October 28-30th. More >>

Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:46 am | Greening the Red Zone

The national Bird of The Year competition is heating up, with a shock concession from one of the contenders. More >>

Touches of Brilliance From Yamaha Stars

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:31 am | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 25, 2016: Otago's Courtney Duncan continues to be dogged by bad luck, with another major win eluding her at the weekend, but the big picture is still very bright for the world-champion-in-the-making. More >>

Dream Debut for New Kawasaki Team

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:30 am | Bikesport NZ

OCTOBER 24, 2016: There's a new kid on the block and it seems he might be a bit of a bully. More >>

Island Titles Meetings Produce New Crop of Class Winners

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 9:28 am | KartSport

KartSport New Zealand's annual North and South Island Sprint Kart Championships title meetings at Hastings and Christchurch over the weekend produced a fresh new crop of class winners. More >>

New collection of fables by award-winning duo

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 8:54 am | Makaro Press

After the great success of their picture book The Immigrants , acclaimed author and illustrator Alan Bagnall and Sarah Wilkins have joined forces once more to bring us The Sam & Lucy Fables , a compilation of quirky tales and engaging illustrations ... More >>

NZ and Australia Take Top Trampoline Titles

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:58 pm | Gymsports NZ

The two senior titles have been won tonight by New Zealand and Australia at the 2016 Indo Pacific Championships in Napier. Olympian Dylan Schmidt took a clear gold in the men’s competition with Lauren Sampson from Australia claiming the women’s ... More >>

Vink wins day while Rush and Lucas win Calder Stewart Series

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:54 pm | Calder Stewart Cycling Series

Michael Vink made a winning return to racing in New Zealand while Tim Rush and Sharlotte Lucas won the men’s and women’s overall Calder Stewart Cycling Series elite titles after a brutal day of racing in the final round of the series, the Cycle Surgery ... More >>

Fifth place for Christchurch singers at international final

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:45 pm | Christchurch City Choir

Fifth place for Christchurch singers at international final Christchurch City Chorus has finished in fifth place and received the Most Entertaining Chorus Award at the 2016 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing ... More >>

A Romantic Start to the Festive Season

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:31 pm | Musique Romantique

MEDIA RELEASE For release on 21 October 2016 A Romantic Start to the Festive Season In a not-to-be-missed pre-festive season show at BATS Theatre, Wellington vocalist Matthew Pike will present arrangements of much-loved songs from the late romantic ... More >>

Christchurch singers progress to the international final

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:54 pm | Christchurch City Chorus

Christchurch singers progress to the international final Christchurch City Chorus has made it through to the international final of the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing Sweet Adelines Region 35 New Zealand ... More >>

Excavating life’s layers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:52 pm | Haunui Press

In the age before digital diaries and online over-sharing had become the norm, the act of trying to fathom the depths of your thoughts and dreams on paper in the off-line world (no computer needed, no instant feedback expected), was a rewarding and enriching ... More >>

Silver Ferns fall just short in Constellation Cup finale

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:57 pm | Silver Ferns

AUS Diamonds 49 def Silver Ferns 45 Match Statistics – click here Made to work hard by a gallant Silver Ferns, the Australian Diamonds retained the New World Netball Series for the Constellation Cup with a 49-45 win in Invercargill on Thursday. More >>

Former Racehorse Comes Good to Take Opening World Cup Round

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:53 pm | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Lucy Fell caused a bit of an upset this afternoon when she won the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Hastings. More >>

International Championships Kick Off in Napier

Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:46 pm | Gymsports NZ

The 2016 Indo Pacific Championships officially kicked off this morning with a powhiri led by local tangata whenua Ngati Kahunguru. New Zealand Olympian Dylan Schmidt led 186 athletes from South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand into Pettigrew ... More >>

Exhibition celebrating women in Policing opens this weekend

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Police

A new exhibition opens this weekend at the New Zealand Police Museum, celebrating the 75th anniversary of New Zealand policewomen. More >>

Angel Olsen Announces Second Wellington Show and Support

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:23 pm | Live Nation

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, 2016 – Excellent work Wellington music lovers, ANGEL OLSEN ’s concert at San Fran on December 13 has sold out! More >>

Anna Coddington - Luck/Time Out Now

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:23 am | Loop Media Ltd

Out today is Luck/Time , the much-anticipated new album from Anna Coddington . The album is the culmination of four years of diligent songwriting and was largely made at Anna’s own studio The Attic (literally her home’s attic). More >>

Kiwis take over a million overseas holidays

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:06 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand residents took 1.09 million overseas holiday trips in the September 2016 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was 71,200 more holiday trips than in the September 2015 year. More >>

National $10,000 AMP Scholarship Recipients 2016 Announced

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:15 am | AMP Scholarships

AMP has awarded more than $200,000 through its AMP Scholarships to 28 determined Kiwis who have the courage to pursue their diverse dreams and turn them into reality. More >>

District councils re-launch SMART Watering

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:39 am | Irrigation NZ

In a bid to help home gardeners cope with another dry summer, the SMART Watering campaign re-launched today on the eve of Labour Weekend – New Zealand’s traditional start to summer gardening. Five Canterbury districts have joined forces with IrrigationNZ, ... More >>

New Zealand’s most popular motorcycle routes sought

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:21 pm | Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council

Kiwi motorcyclists are being asked to lend a hand to motorcycle safety by opening up their map books and showing where they ride. A nationwide survey, launched today by ACC, the NZ Transport Agency and the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC), ... More >>

Road trip tips for long-weekend travellers

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:58 pm | Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman

“Driving carefully is the most important thing,” says Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman, Karen Stevens, “but we also recommend you take steps to ensure you’re insured, if anything does go wrong.” More >>

Brains, beer and Kiwi craftiness collide

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:35 pm | Boundary Road Brewery

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 20 October, 2016 – Kiwis will be getting crafty this week, pitching their most beer-worthy talents. Over 3,000 bottles of Boundary Road Brewery’s craft beer will be traded on Facebook to celebrate the brewery’s new-look ... More >>

Don’t get sprung by the weather says MSC and MetService

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:05 pm | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With Labour Weekend and the Great Walks season is fast approaching, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) and MetService are encouraging people to plan accordingly before heading outdoors. Chief Executive Mike Daisley is keen to make sure everyone ... More >>

Tempo's 13th Festival Showcased Immense Homegrown Talent

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:37 pm | Elephant Publicity

TEMPO'S 13TH FESTIVAL YEAR SHOWCASED IMMENSE HOMEGROWN TALENT TO GROWING AUDIENCES The 13th annual Tempo Dance Festival NZ has just wrapped up another successful two week long programme of inspiring dance performances, workshops and industry events. ... More >>

Jethro Tull -- Extra Auckland concert added to tour

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:28 pm | Stewart and Tricia Macpherson

Due to overwhelming demand, a second Auckland concert has been added to legendary rockers JETHRO TULL’S tour of New Zealand in April 2017. More >>

Put Fresh Fish on the Dinner Table This Holiday Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:06 pm | NZ Fish and Game Council

Labour weekend is providing holidaymakers with a great opportunity to get out and try catching a trout or salmon for the family dinner table. More >>

Auckland’s top chefs join forces

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:36 pm | Ora King

Foodies will feast on a special six-course degustation dinner on October 27 when five of Auckland’s top chefs collaborate to bring a truly unique gastronomic experience to the City of Sails. A limited number of tickets are now on sale for the one-off ... More >>

Coastguard urges Kiwis to get prepared for Labour Weekend

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:37 pm | Coastguard New Zealand

As Labour Weekend marks the beginning of the busy boating season, so too does Safer Boating Week which runs from October 14 -21. It’s a timely reminder to encourage boaties to get prepared and check their boats, before heading out on our seas, lakes ... More >>

Lowndes turns chauffeur at Hampton Downs 101

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:35 pm | Highlands Motorsport Park

Craig Lowndes, Australia’s most popular racing driver, will turn high-speed chauffeur in Tony Quinn’s $4.3 million Aston Martin Vulcan at the Hampton Downs 101 next weekend (October 28-30). Lowndes adds to an already stellar lineup for the festival ... More >>

Waikato University composer partners with medical technology

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:14 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato composer Associate Professor Martin Lodge is leading a team that has created an interactive music installation as part of New Zealand’s first ever medical technology showcase open to the public. More >>

Film School graduates clean up at Awards

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:23 pm | Whitireia NZ

Four films produced by student crews from Wellington’s New Zealand Film School won awards at the inaugural New Zealand Cinematographer Society (NZCS) Awards on Saturday night. More >>

Grey Turns up the Heat on Rivals

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:19 pm | Bikesport NZ

Cambridge's Ashton Grey (Yamaha YZ250X), back from injury and turning up the heat. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Theatre in Small Town New Zealand Just Got Serious…

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:06 pm | Elephant Publicity

The Basement is back with their 8th Annual Christmas Show, and after exhausting every Christmas topic - from remakes of Jesus Christ Superstar and Charles Dickens, to Christmas murder mysteries, and pantomimes featuring internet mega-mind Santa’s ... More >>

New Sculpture Inspired by Missing Maori Goddesses

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 11:16 am | Dion Hitchens

Dion Hitchens announced today that his new sculpture, “Homage to the Children of Light,” will feature at this year’s NZ Sculpture OnShore exhibition, supporting NZ Women’s Refuge. More >>

Highest ranked American men's player returning to Auckland

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:57 am | Tennis Auckland

Hot off the back of an impressive week at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, ASB Classic organisers have confirmed the signature of 2016 Finalist Jack Sock to return to Auckland. More >>

Miller Yule Confirmed as Special Guest

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:55 am | Blackout Music Management

Blackout is thrilled to announce that New Zealand singer-songwriter Miller Yule will be special guest on the Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals More >>

NZ World Cup League Kicks of in HB

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:40 am | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

The best of New Zealand showjumpers will tomorrow (Friday) line up for the opening round of the Country TV World Cup (NZ) Premier League at the Hawke’s Bay A and P Show in Hastings. More >>

LDET cancels the final event in New Zealand

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:36 am | The Long Drivers European Tour

• The Tour has decided to cancel the last tournament of the season in this country due a breach of contract from the local partner IGANZ and could not guarantee the smooth running of the final event. More >>

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, special guest confirmed

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:32 am | Live Nation

Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Live Nation is pleased to confirm promising New Zealand singer/songwriter Miller Yule as special guest on the Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is Tour of New Zealand this December. More >>

James Taylor - Live in Concert

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 10:29 am | Live Nation

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20, 2016 - Iconic singer-songwriter JAMES TAYLOR today announced he will return to New Zealand for the first time in seven years for two very special performances. More >>


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